Rajasthan: VCs shouldn’t indulge in politics, says minister

V-C K D Swami had alleged that the local MLA used “unparliamentary language for over an hour” during a board meeting

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published: April 13, 2016 2:29 am

Commenting on the resignation of Vice-Chancellor of Maharaja Surajmal Brij University (MSBU), Bharatpur, who put in his papers on April 9 citing “harassment” by a local BJP MLA, a senior cabinet minister in the Vasundhara Raje government Tuesday said “V-Cs should not indulge in politics”.

The Indian Express had on Monday reported that MSBU founder V-C K D Swami resigned alleging that he was being constantly harassed by BJP MLA Vijay Bansal, who in turn, accused the V-C of corruption.

Talking to reporters in Jaipur, Minister Rajendra Rathore said, “People who are in such high posts, of dignity, such as a vice-chancellor, should not indulge in politics. This is a political statement given by him.”

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“As per rules, local MLAs are part of a syndicate (a governing body) of the university. If an MLA brings attention to irregularities in the university, then the MLA is not doing anything unbecoming of him,” the minister said.

Swami had alleged that the local MLA used “unparliamentary language for over an hour” during a board meeting and also prevented opening of envelopes which had the names of selected candidates for the posts of deputy registrar and two assistant registrars.

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